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A weatherman for a Fox News affiliate in Memphis deleted his entire Twitter page after he posted a racist tweet about NBA star Draymond Green.

Joey Sulipeck is the chief meteorologist for Fox 13 News in Memphis. He faced public backlash after he sent out a tweet following Game 3 of the Western Conference NBA playoffs.

Sulipeck attacked Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green, referring to him as a "knuckle-dragging" gorilla.

In the now-deleted tweet, Sulipeck wrote:

"And chew on this: Draymond runs his knuckle-dragging open mouth ALL GAME LONG, but mild-mannered Kyle Anderson despite ones call and gets ejected? Next level jackassery [sic]."

Sulipeck, who is white, deleted the tweet and nuked his entire Twitter account following public backlash and a dressing down from a fellow Memphis media member.

He has not been punished and still has his job.

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A fan was ejected from an arena in Dallas after he reportedly shoved Chris Paul's mother in front of his children.

The incident happened on Sunday during Game 4 of the Mavericks-Suns NBA playoff series at the American Airlines Center.

The fan got into an altercation with the Phoenix Suns star's mom in the stands. Paul's mother was sitting next to his wife and their children behind the Suns' bench when the fan shoved her without provocation.

Cell phone video shows team officials holding Paul back before security removed the fan from the arena.
 

An outraged Chris Paul took to Twitter to voice his frustration over the incident late Sunday.

He tweeted: "Wanna fine players for saying stuff to the fans but the fans can put they hands on our families... f--k that!!"

The Dallas Mavericks issued a statement on Sunday.

"The Dallas Mavericks are aware of an incident between a fan and the family of Chris Paul. It was unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated. The Mavericks, along with American Airlines Center, swiftly removed the fan from today's game."

Paul fouled out of the game with just 5 points in the Suns' 111-101 loss to the Mavs. The best-of-seven series is now tied 2-2. Game 5 is on Tuesday in Phoenix.

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Rapper Drake checked an Internet troll who disrespected him and his minor son on social media.

It all started when Tee Morant, father of Memphis Grizzlies phenom Ja Morant, made a scene and said his son played like "trash" after a recent NBA playoffs game.

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Tee (pictured) was chastised for being an "annoyance" like a certain helicopter parent whose three sons went on to play in the NBA.

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Drake was among those who defended Tee Morant. The superstar rapper compared his minor son, Adonis, to Ja Morant (pictured) in an Instagram comment.

"Imagine your son makes the league and he's Ja Or Melo or Lonzo all you can do is be elated and competitive and over supportive... I know I'mma be this way even if my son is in a rubix cube competition [sic]."

A troll dissed Drake by suggesting he uses ghost writers — an accusation that always gets under Drake's skin.

"Ya son prolly play wit ghost writers [sic]," the guy wrote.

Drake hit back by following the troll's wife on Instagram: "I just followed your girl cause she's prob miserable and needs some excitement in her life [sic]."

Check out the exchange below.

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NBA star Miles Bridges apologized for throwing his mouthguard into the stands and hitting a young fan.

The incident happened on Wednesday when the Charlotte Hornets took on the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena in a single-elimination play-in game.

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Rappers Jay Z (pictured), Nelly, and Quavo were among the celebrities sitting courtside to watch the play-in game.

According to PEOPLE, Bridges, 24, was ejected in the fourth quarter after receiving a second technical for arguing a foul call.

As the crowd cheered his ejection, Miles removed his mouthguard and flung it at a fan while leaving the court. However, his aim was off and the saliva-covered mouthguard hit a 16-year-old girl in the face.

The Hornets went on to lose to the Hawks 132-103. The loss eliminated Charlotte from the NBA playoffs. The Hornets haven't made the playoffs since 2016.

After the game, Bridges took to Twitter to say his behavior was "unacceptable."

"Somebody get me in contact with that little girl. That's unacceptable," he tweeted alongside a video of the incident. The girl is seen on the left wearing a red jacket in the video.

He also told reporters, "That's definitely unacceptable on my part, and I take full responsibility. I'm ready for any consequence that the NBA gives me."

Bridges told ESPN, "I was aiming for the guy that was screaming at me and it hit a little girl."

A silicone mouthguard is considered a biohazard since it is saturated in a bodily fluid (saliva) and could transmit an infectious disease such as Covid-19 or herpes.

Bridges told reporters he contacted the girl and apologized to her.

According to ESPN, the 16-year-old girl did not want her name published to protect her privacy.

"I lost my cool last night," Bridges told reporters. "...That was embarrassing on my part... I take full responsibility."

No punishment was announced by the NBA or the Hornets. But in a similar incident, Warriors star Stephen Curry was fined $25,000 in 2016 for throwing his mouthguard into the stands and hitting a fan.

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The Atlanta Hawks eliminated the Philadelphia 76ers 103-96 in Game 7 on Sunday to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

Atlanta is headed to its first Eastern Conference finals since 2015.

Hawks star guard Trae Young scored 21 points despite dismal 5-of-23 shooting from the field.

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Joel Embiid scored 31 points in a losing effort for the No. 1 seed Philadelphia.

This marks the first time since 1973 that both No. 1 seeds will not make the East conference finals. The No. 4 seed Los Angeles Clippers defeated No. 1 seed Utah Jazz 131-119 at Vivint Arena in Game 7 on Friday, June 18.

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Atlanta takes on No. 3 seed Milwaukee Bucks in the conference finals. The Bucks eliminated No. 2 Brooklyn Nets 115-111 in overtime in Game 7 at Barclays Center on Saturday.

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Trade rumors ran rampant on Twitter.com after star point guard Ben Simmons phoned in another dreadful game on Sunday.

Philly had coach Doc Rivers seemed to second guess his star's skills during the post-game conference. Rivers has lost nine Game 7s in his career.

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Philadelphia blew a 26-point lead as the Atlanta Hawks defeated the 76ers 109-106 to take an improbable 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Philadelphia collapsed in the 4th quarter, as Atlanta - led by scrappy guard Trae Young (pictured), began their incredible comeback.

The Hawks trailed by 22 points at halftime of Game 5 at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. The 76ers led by 26 points three minutes into the third quarter.

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The Hawks outscored the 76ers 40-19 in the 4th quarter. Young scored 25 of his 39 points in the 4th to give the Hawks a 3-2 series lead.

Young scored 13 of his fourth-quarter points in the final 4:30 to silence the crowd for good. Young hit five free throws in the final seconds to seal the win and hand Philly its worst playoffs choke in team history.

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Philadelphia's star power forward Joel Embiid was hobbled by a small lateral meniscus tear in his right knee. But Philly head coach Doc Rivers wasn't concerned about Embiid's knee prior to Game 5.

"I have no more [concern]," Rivers said on Tuesday. "I really don't. Obviously, he's not going to be exactly what it was all the time with the injury, but I'll take what we have. So I have no concern."

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NBA expert Jack Maloney praised Hawks veteran Lou Williams (#6) who came off the bench to score 13 points in just over four minutes.

"Williams did what he's been doing his whole career, and got hot in a hurry," Maloney wrote, "there's no way the Hawks win this game without him. This was a big time performance from the veteran."

"Nobody was hanging their heads. Nobody was pouting on the bench," Williams said. "You couldn't tell from the body language that we were down big throughout the majority of this game."

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NBA legend Allen Iverson watched as his beloved 76ers let Game 5 slip away on the 76ers home court.

"These guys just don't give up. They continue to fight," head coach Nate McMillan said in the post-game press conference.

Atlanta can close out the series in Game 6 at home on Friday, June 18, at Philips Arena (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Watch Game 5 highlights below.
 

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Rap mogul Drake and his son 4-year-old Adonis arrived to the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns Game 6 at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday. Devin Booker, of the Phoenix Suns scored a playoffs career-high 47 points to eliminate the Lakers 4 games to 2 to advance to the second round of the NBA playoffs.

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Chris Paul, of the Phoenix Suns, stopped to greet Kendall Jenner, as she waited to scoop up boyfriend Devin Booker outside the Staples Center on Thursday. Immature fans cussed Kendall out for dating the 24-year-old star player who single-handedly eliminated the Lakers from the playoffs.
 


 

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Magic Johnson and wife Cookie Johnson were spotted leaving the Lakers vs Suns NBA playoffs Game 6 at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday.

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The Phoenix Suns eliminated the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers 113-100 in Game 6 on Thursday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals.

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The Suns won their first NBA playoff series since 2010, eliminating the Lakers 4 games to 2.

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Lakers forward LeBron James (#23) finished with 29 points, nine rebounds, 7 assists, two blocked shots and 1 steal in a losing effort.

James was eliminated in the first round for the first time ever in his 18-year career, which includes 4 championships.

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The Lakers didn't have their eight-time All-star center Anthony Davis (#3) who suffered a groin injury in Game 4 and missed all of Game 5 of the series.

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The team doctor gave Davis the OK to return to the starting lineup in Game 6. However, Davis was in obvious pain and struggled in the opening minutes. He headed to the locker room after playing less than 5 1/2 minutes of the 1st quarter.

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The Suns' star guard Devin Booker (#1) led all scorers with a playoffs career-high 47 points, 11 rebounds and eight 3-pointers. He made all six 3-point attempts in the 1st quarter.

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"I've been working my whole life for this moment... so it wasn't time to shy away from it," Booker told reporters after the game.

Booker and teammate Jae Crowder were ejected from the game in the final minute for a flagrant foul and a technical respectively.

Chris Paul scored 8 points and had 12 assists for the Suns.

Fans were angry that LeBron James walked off the court without shaking hands with the Western Conference champs after the game.

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He made up for his unsportsmanlike conduct by gifting a signed jersey to Booker, who sought him out in the arena tunnel after the game.

The Suns next face Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets in game 1 of the second round on Monday, June 7, in Phoenix.

The Nuggets eliminated Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers 126-115 to clinch game 6 in Portland on Thursday night.

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WNBA players protested on Wednesday by wearing custom made T-shirts with 7 faux bullet holes on the back, representing the number of times Jacob Blake was shot on Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Blake, who is Black, was shot by a white police officer who was attempting to arrest Blake on an outstanding warrant for domestic assault and sex crimes against two minor girls. Blake, 29, survived his injuries but he was paralyzed from the waist down and he will wear a colostomy bag for the rest of his life.

The Washington Mystics lined up at center court on Wednesday in Palmetto, Florida to display their white T-shirts with a letter of Blake's name on the front to spell out "Jacob Blake." They embraced one another before kneeling to reveal the back of their shirts.

The Mystics boycotted their game against the Atlanta Dream Wednesday night before taking to the court to protest.

"We wanted everybody to feel like they were supported," said Ariel Atkins, a guard for the Washington Mystics. "Understanding that this just isn't about basketball. We aren't just basketball players and just because we are basketball players, that's our only platform. We need to understand that when most of us go home, most of us are Black."

The WNBA announced the remaining two games on the schedule were postponed following the news that the NBA boycotted their games on Wednesday and Thursday. The NBA playoff schedule is expected to resume on Friday night at the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida.

The boycotts -- for a man who was wanted for molesting two teenage girls -- rubbed NBA fans the wrong way. Fans say they are boycotting the playoffs, even though TV ratings for the playoffs were already low.

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Rapper Meek Mill, left, missed Game 1 of the much-anticipated Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers NBA playoffs series in Toronto on Saturday. Toronto won the round 2 opening game 108-95 at Scotiabank Arena. But the Philly native wasn't in attendance because Judge Genece Brinkley, center, refused to give him permission to travel to Toronto.

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Hip-hop power couple Gucci Mane and his wife Keyshia Ka'oir were spotted attending the Philadelphia 76ers vs Brooklyn Nets NBA playoffs game on Tuesday, April 23. Keyshia, who looks about a decade younger than her stated age of 40, wore a trendy Louis Vuitton Giant Print Monogram Shirt and matching LV Giant Print Monogram Jogging Pant (retail $1,600).

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